News: U.S. News & World Report 2020-2021 hospital rankings released, Mayo tops list for fifth consecutive time

CDI Strategies - Volume 14, Issue 31

The U.S. News & World Report has released its annual ranking of the top hospitals in the United States. The Report notes that “with more than 6,000 hospitals across the U.S., many patients face a choice about where they get treated,” and “which hospital they choose matters.”

The report aims to help readers narrow their search for a hospital that matches their needs, and “rates hospitals in 10 bellwether procedures and conditions,” as well as “ranks hospitals in 16 areas of specialty care,” up from only 12 last year.

The Best Hospitals Honor Roll lists the 20 hospitals that excel across most types of care evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. The report notes that the rankings were not affected by the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on hospitals and that data used for the ranking was obtained before the pandemic.

This year’s list is as follows:

1. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

2. Cleveland Clinic

3. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore

4 (tie). New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and Cornell, New York

4 (tie). UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles

6. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

7. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

8. UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco

9. NYU Langone Hospitals, New York

10. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago

11. University of Michigan Hospitals-Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor

12. Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston

13. Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital, Stanford, California

14. Mount Sinai Hospital, New York

15. Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian, Philadelphia

16. Mayo Clinic-Phoenix

17. Rush University Medical Center, Chicago

18 (tie). Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis

18 (tie). Keck Hospital of USC, Los Angeles

20. Houston Methodist Hospital

The full U.S. News & World Report can be found here.

Editor’s note: To read about last year’s list, click here. To learn more about CDI work and publicly reported quality data and rankings, click here.